Catalogue 2014 - 2015

CJ 396 Seminar of Current Issues in Corrections

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

CJ 211 and senior standing or permission of the instructor.

Course Description

This seminar looks at current trends in correctional management as they relate to issues including overcrowding, classification, inmate programs, health issues, racial and gender issues, constitutional rights of the confined, and the growing trend of privatization of prisons. An underlying theme is the impact of current management trends on the work environment faced daily by thousands of correctional staff.